An extraordinary list of leadership experts from all areas: politics, media, the Armed Forces, business, sport, education, charity, medicine, religion and exploration. These speakers will inspire, educate and lead.
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John Prescott was Britains longest serving Deputy Prime Minister, and a key player in the Blair government. Few people can speak about leadership, politics and policy making with as much authority.
Former England Cricket Test Captain, Andrew Strauss is an after dinner speaker, leadership expert and one of only 3 England Captains to win the Ashes both home and away.
As Home Secretary at the time of the 9/11 attacks, David Blunkett served through some of the most turbulent events of recent years. He is a charismatic and gifted speaker on politics, security and management.
Rt Hon Michael Howard QC MP
Former Leader of the Conservative Party and Member of Parliament for Folkestone & Hythe, Michael Howard is now available for conference and after-dinner speaking.
UKs best known Security expert Michael Fraser was the co-presenter of the BBCs Beat the Burglar as well as Principal Mentor in C4s Going Straight.
A passionate speaker, Sahar inspires her audiences leaving them mesmerised with a ‘vitamin shot’ and ‘kick-start’. She motivates people to stop ‘thinking about’ that great idea they have and just ‘get on with it’. She knows because she stopped ‘thinking about it’ and achieved her goals learning a lot along the way.
Former Ryder Cup captain and European Tour golfing legend Bernard was the youngest man to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder Cup. He won the PGA Championship just 2 years after turning professional. Since then he has clocked up no less than 11 more titles. Bernard is an accomplished speaker, and is also now a leading media commentator for BBC Radio Five Live
Never far from controversy, Alastair has been back in the public eye during the recent general election. His full diaries, revealing the Blair/Brown leadership struggle for the first time, will be published at 6 monthly intervals throughout this year and next. As a result of Alastair’s involvement in the 13 years of Labour rule, it is undeniable that he can speak authoritatively on change management, strategy, implementation, communications and leadership.
Former British Army Intelligence Officer, Bomb Disposal Specialist, Intelligence, Leadership and Team-building Expert Media Contributor and Author Major Chris Hunter is a compelling, motivational, passionate, inspiring, engaging and humorous speaker.
Mount Everest climber, CEO, and author of Straight to the Top and Beyond, John Amatt has performed over 1500 presentations to audiences of more than 750,000 persons in 25 countries around the world. John was recently described by International Celebrity Management (Australia) as The
Tims first hand experience of building a business gives him added authority as an inspirational Speaker and Conference Chairman and Facilitator. He lifts audiences to see a more energetic, fulfilling, and profitable future. Mixing humour with message, he also gives practical tools to achieve it.
Best-selling author and international speaker, Margaret Parkin motivates and mobilises, challenges and inspires individuals, teams and organisations through her unique use of stories and metaphors.
With a talent for really making a difference this hugely inspirational speaker delivers her impressive presentations with real pazazz and motivates her audiences to shift their thinking.......
Writer, humanitarian campaigner and motivational speaker, Louise Burfitt-Dons is the founder of ‘Act Against Bullying’, Campaigning Director of the Global Warming Alliance and spearheads the ‘Hot Women Campaign’.
The former head of MI5, Eliza was at the helm during the 9/11 tragedy and was at the forefront for leading significant change, through expanding the size of MI5 by 50%. In her speeches she refers to the challenges of managing change and explains how transformational leadership is achieved.
Former Dragon’s Den star and leading entrepreneur, James Caan is an expert in business leadership and innovation. Aided by his experience in recruitment he has successfully restructured and transformed businesses for over the past 20 years.
The man behind the stimulating cigarette brand ‘death cigarettes’, BJ Cunningham is an innovative marketing and communications specialist and has built up an entertaining reputation as a thought provoking after dinner speaker.
An inspiring speaker and astute business woman Claire is one of the few women leading the way in the world of Celebrity PR. Highly respected for her strong, hard working and no nonsense personality many people instantly recognise her as Peter Andre’s manager.
Widely regarded by many as the most successful Managing Director of the software firm Oracle for recording a $650 million deal, the President of the Institute of Customer Service, Ian Smith is a highly experienced and inspirational speaker on a variety of subjects including business leadership.
Co-founder of Sustainable Finance, Leo worked alongside the Financial Times and IFC in establishing the Financial Times Sustainable Banking Awards, which now consists of over 180 entries. His expertise in sustainability and future trends provides highly intriguing and inspirational speeches.
Lord John Stevens QPM
International Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Lord John Stevens is highly regarded as the most successful Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, who provides a thought provoking and astute after dinner speech.
Expert on innovation and future trends, David Bodanis has worked for a number of market leading businesses including Shell, Microsoft and BMW as a technology specialist. His entrepreneurial expertise has helped him quickly develop a reputation as a highly inspirational after dinner speaker.
Felicity Aston is the first and only woman in the world to ski across Antarctica alone. The 1744km, 59-day journey completed in January 2012 also made her the first person in the world to do so purely by muscle power without the aid of kites or machines.
Son of the late South African anti-apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko and Chief Executive Officer of the Steve Biko Foundation Nkosinathi Biko is an truly inspiring and fascinating speaker.
Known around the World as the Angel Mostar fascinating speaker Sally Becker went to Bosnia in 1993 and was resposnible for saving many wounded children and their families from the besieged city. She was one of eight people chosen to carry the Olympic Flag alongside Mohammed Ali at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games
Well-known for his success in series 7 of The Apprentice, Jim Eastwood became the best ever salesperson in the history of the show, landing orders including a £1.6M deal from ASDA. Charismatic and with a natural ability to communicate and motivate at every level, he delivers outstanding speeches every time.
With a £2 billion budget, Jan was the head of catering for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and was responsible for organizing the biggest ever peacetime catering event in the UK’s history. She is a unique, powerful and entertaining speaker.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE
Probably the worlds greatest living explorer. An ex SAS Officer and former lieutenant in the Royal Scots Grey, He is an excellent after-dinner speaker and also talks at company seminars on Teamwork and Motivation
Sally is the inspirational Managing Director and founder of Babylicious Ltd and has a superb entrepreneurial story to tell.
Celebrity chef Raymond Blanc is acknowledeged as one of the finest chefs in the world. His exquisite cooking has received national and international guide to culinary excellence.
Pauline’s story is inspirational for any audience regardless of age or background. She explains how physical endurance, cultural insights and team dynamics contributed to the success of this amazing journey. She uses images, video, anecdotes and boundless enthusiasm to share her experiences on The World’s Longest Climb.
Quentin Willson is best known for his hit series Britains Worst Driver on Channel 5 and remains one of the UKs best known motoring experts.
Newsnights Economics Editor Paul is a renowned speaker on current economic trends and the world of business and industry. He is also a published author and an excellent host/facilitator.
Dale Williams runs an innovative consultancy practice specialising in lean sales and process management in all types of organizations. His speeches include growing the business without growing the sales resource.
Monty Halls is not only an adventurer in the finest traditions of British exploration, he is an outstanding Speaker, Author, Film-maker & TV Presenter too.
Lawrence Keogh is Head Chef at the renowned Roast restaurant located in London’s Borough Market where he is committed to sourcing the freshest and best produce for the restaurant’s daily menu. He has been in the restaurant trade for more than 20 years and has previously held the position of Head Chef at The Avenue, Bluebird and Quo Vadis, all in London.
Described as One of the 50 most inspiring women in the world, Harpers & Queen, ex Tornado GR1 female fighter pilot, Jo Salter is an associate lecturer for the Open University’s Business School and is a truly amazing business and motivational speaker.
Television’s Ken Hames has 25 years Military experience, he is a leadership expert, skilled and proficient Mountain Guide as well as an inspirational, dynamic and motivational business speaker.
Lord Digby Jones
Digby Jones was born into business. Some of his earliest memories are of life in a busy corner shop where he lived with his mother and father and older sister. The shop was, he says, within a spanner throw of the Austin in Alvechurch just outside Birmingham. He remembers fondly pressing his nose against the shop window watching the new Minis leave the factory destined for showrooms across the UK and the world. It was here he learnt the first rudiments of business – important values that were never to leave him.
Gina Gardiner is an inspirational speaker specialising in transformational leadership. Her highly successful approach to personal empowerment and business leadership were developed whilst running an award winning school from a wheelchair.
A successful, pioneering and high profile leader in the charity world, David has been a CEO for 27 years, working in the fields of development, human rights, education and environment.
Lady Marie Stubbs
Former Head Mistress of the infamous St Georges School and author Lady Stubbs is a motivating speaker on transformational leadership and education. Portrayed by Julie Walters in the screen adaptation of her book Ahead of the Class
Jude Kelly OBE
The South Bank Centre’s Artistic Director and leading the Culture and Education programme of London’s successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games, Jude is an excellent host facilitator and thought-provoking speaker on Leadership, Diversity and Cultural Matters.
Lord Robert Winston
One of the worlds most respected medical academics and researcher of the human reproductive system. Best know as the presenter of the Human Body and Super Human television series.
Speaker, jounalist and former editor of The Sun Kelvin Mackenzie is a tabloid legend.
Dee Caffari MBE
After 29,100 miles and 178 days with little sleep (and having to cope with some terrifying moments in the Southern Ocean), Dee Caffari is the first woman to sail solo non-stop the ‘wrong’ way around the world and has sailed into the history books.
An inspiring speaker, combining extensive experience of active service with broad and detailed knowledge of global military and political history, Tim is in demand as an authority on teamwork, leadership and motivation.
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi
Amanda has skills in leadership, skills development and social transformation, enhanced by working across different sectors and an academic background in law. She is passionate about personal empowerment, diversity and social justice.
Sales and People Management Expert, TV presenter, Columnist, Author and star of the 2005 series The Apprentice Saira Khan has taken the UK by storm since the end of the smash hit BBC 2 TV series produced by Talkback Thames.
Jacqueline Williams is a keen advocate of women’s rights and the empowerment of women, particularly those in and from, developing countries. She is active in the international development arena seeking to help build the leadership capacity of those in positions of influence, especially women as a means of improving the lives of many and developing their communities and nations as a result.
Duncan Bannatyne OBE
Tremendous entrepreneurial instincts, brilliant commercial nous and phenomenal business success confirms that Duncan is proof that rags to riches does exist and he is a completely self-made man in the truest sense of the word.
Colonel Bob Stewart
An army officer for 26 years, Colonel Bob Stewart is best known for his command of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in Bosnia. He has worked in some of the toughest circumstances in the world, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for leadership and gallantry.
Dr David Bryon is the former Managing Director of bmibaby, which grew to become one of the Europe’s largest low cost airlines under his leadership. He now enjoys a successful speaking career that includes professional business speaking, awards hosting, conference facilitating and has a highly popular after-dinner comedy routine (based around flying!).
Winner of the European Black Business Woman Award in Education and Care in 2001 inspirational Head Teacher Marion Faith-Brown fought against the odds to develop a tiny kindergarten into a hugely successful boarding school.
Jim is one of the most inspiring and highly sought after speakers and coaches in Europe. Feedback from his appearances around the world is consistently excellent with agencies, conference organisers and the business leaders being thrilled with the result. It has even been known for them to cry. His book Taming Tigers: Do Things You Never Thought You Could is out now.
Brian Ashton MBE
One of the UK’s most experienced professional Rugby coaches. His challenging approach to management, leadership and high level performance has as much resonance in the world of business as it does on the training pitch.
Helen Colley has been in business for over 20 years, setting up her own corporate catering company in 1984. In 2002 she launched Farmhouse Fare Ltd, which makes premium puddings and chilled desserts for supermarkets and specialist shops.
Frances Edmonds has been rated Britain’s most entertaining female speaker by The Times. A best-selling author, her non-fiction covers sport, politics, motivation, self-help and personal success. She produces humorous and motivational presentations, and she is a gifted and multi-lingual communicator.
British adventurer and endurance skier, Hannah McKeand became the fastest person ever to trek to the South Pole, solo and unaided in December 2006. She is an accomplished speaker on the arctic and climate change.
Michael’s remarkable life story is one of consistently overcoming incredible odds. British born with a cocktail of Irish and Brazilian blood and educated by the Jesuits, Michael describes himself as the black sheep of his family, a catalyst for change and a champion of difference; most of his family are in medicine. Michael made history in January 2004 by becoming the only disabled person in the world to have reached both the North and South Poles ~ by any standards, an extraordinary example of determination, courage and singular achievement.
Averil Leimon is a no-nonsense leadership psychologist who has transformed individuals and teams over 20 years using her unique blend of positive psychology and business insight. She developed the WWS Balanced Leader system of coaching as a result of her experience with a wide range of business leaders.
Simon Woodroffe OBE
Leading Entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe, Founder of YO! is an exceptionally entertaining and leading business/ motivational speaker.
Serial Adventurer & Client Director at Henley Management College Paul is an entertaining, engaging and very knowledgeable speaker.
Dr James Bellini
A leading business analyst and futurologist with considerable experience as a thought-provoking speaker and moderator at management conferences and business schools around the world. James Bellini has more than twenty five years’ experience in futures analysis, broadcasting and journalism with a strong focus on the future evolution of economic, financial and technology topics.
Serial Entrepreneur, outstanding speaker and Award winning Celebrity Hair Stylist, Angela James is Tony and Guy’s most successful franchisee and her Rags to Riches story is hugely inspirational.
Award winning newspaper editor turned top PR man, Phil Hall edited both the News Of The World and Hello! magazine before starting his own PR agency PHA Media 4 years ago. He is an outstanding speaker who entertains his audiences with tasty morsels about life as a tabloid editor interlinked with the trials and tribulations of a PR guru.
Kevin Steele is a social and environmental campaigner whose track record includes the biggest ever lobby of parliament, a £2 trillion investment group for action on climate change, the largest coalition on family issues in the UK and Global Entrepreneurship Week, which involves 25,000 events in 77 countries. He has generated 4,000 pieces of media coverage for his campaigns and is a member of the Council on Social Action chaired by the Prime Minister. He speaks on bringing about change - through coalition-building, innovation and mobilising people to act.
Will Greenwood MBE
Will Greenwood is one of England’s greatest ever rugby players as well as one of the sport’s most engaging, intelligent and witty characters.
From bedsit to big time; from standing start to leading light; from ‘can do’ to ‘already done’, business speaker, former comedienne and founder of i-to-i travel, Deirdre Bounds never fails to enthuse and inspire with the infectious secret of her business and personal success.
Polar Explorer, Climate Change and Incident Leadership expert Jim has over 23 years of experience of Arctic travelling. Jim McNeill is an accomplished polar explorer, presenter and keynote speaker.
Award winning Entrepreneur and Business Speaker Hilary Devey the inspirational Founder, Chief Executive and Chairman of The Pall-Ex Group is a hugely inspirational figure who has overcome huge hurdles in both her personal and business life.
Named one of the Top 100 most influential Muslims in the UK, Shahid’s story is a true rag-to-riches tale. Leaving school with no qualifications he has run a string of multi-million pound businesses, was named the Asian Entrepreneur of 2006 and was star of Channel 4’s Millionaire’s Mission. Shahid is a straight talking businessman who is heavily involved with charities both at home and abroad.
Roger has led major transformational change at Virgin, British Airways, Prudential and the BBC. He is an extremely engaging and thought-provoking speaker.
Karen Darby is a highly successful serial entrepreneur with a classic rags to riches story. Her speeches are inspirational, high-energy, imaginative, refreshingly honest and highly entertaining.
Alec Stewart OBE
England’s most capped test cricketer of all time and affectionately known as the ‘gaffer’ of English Cricket, Alec has a lot to offer on leadership skills.
Former Head of Media for The Conservative Party under William Hague, Amanda is a regular TV presenter, corporate host and entertaining speaker.
Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital, Julie Meyer has 18 years of investment and advisory experience, helping start-up businesses and industry standards to emerge and establish themselves. She is a hugely successful entrepreneur and a prolific speaker whose speeches truly inspire and inform.
Elaine is author of Managing the Diversity Maze and the leading independent authority on the diversity concept, management and practice in the UK.
Business Speaker and Former Managing Director of Birmingham City FC and now Deputy Managing Director of West Ham Karren Brady is also Lord Sugars right hand woman in the Apprentice. She is a world class Business and inspirational speaker, covering subjects such as Motivation, Goal Achieving, Leading a Team, Delivering Change, Marketing, Business, Entrepreneurship, Management Skills, Women in Business, Team Building as well as after dinner speaking.
John Peters is one of the most memorable faces of the 1991 Gulf War, his disfigured face was shown on TV screens around the world as he was held captive by Saddam Hussain. His story is compelling and truly inspiring.
Marie-Noëlle Barton MBE
Marie-Noëlle Barton MBE. An inspirational and entertaining speaker who motivates men and women through themes such as ‘Successful Networking’, ‘Effective Public Speaking’ and ‘how to build Self-esteem and Confidence’.
Michelle Mone OBE
Michelle, inventor of the lingerie brand Ultimo, is one of the most famous female entrepreneurs in the UK. She has won numerous awards and commendations for her outstanding achievements.
Author, adventurer - explorer and documentary filmmaker, Benedict Allen is well known for the expeditions he has depicted in his nine books - including two best sellers - and five major BBC TV series.